Category: Special Reports

Cities begin to challenge a bedrock of justice: They’re paying criminals not to kill

By Aaron C. Davis RICHMOND, Calif. — The odds were good that Lonnie Holmes, 21, would be the next person to kill or be killed in this working-class suburb north of San...

UAE residents’ luxury lifestyle increasing risk of severe debt

UAE residents adopting a lavish lifestyle and taking out excessive loans they cannot afford are increasingly putting themselves at risk of long-term debt, the...

87m children under seven have known only conflict: UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS: More than 86.7 million children under the age of seven have spent their entire lives in conflict zones, putting their brain development at risk, the UN...

Colombia hostilities disrupt 250,000 children’s lives since 2013

UNITED NATIONS, United States: Hostilities in Colombia have displaced or otherwise disrupted the lives of more than 250,000 children since peace talks began three years...

Earth Hour: Nothing ‘virtual’ about climate impact of emails, tweets

Even as people the world over symbolically dim lights to fight global warming this Saturday, many will join email and social network campaigns that invisibly contribute...

Women in occupied Kashmir

On March 08, 2016, the breaking news was that “Celebrating International Women’s Day Around the World”. It is a global event to mark social, economic, cultural and...

Books of 2015

Where does literature end and fantasy begin? The answer would seem to involve dragons — or at least, you might have thought so in the early months of 2015 if you were...

Sharmeen’s docufilm wins second Oscars award

LOS ANGELES: A searing look at honour killings in Pakistan has earned Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy an Academy Award. The 37-year-old director said that her...

25th anniversary of Kunan Poshpora incident

There are many questions that we need to ask While it is important to condemn, in the strongest terms, the horrific act committed by the Fourth Rajput Regiment in Kunan...

UAE among world’s most attractive retail markets

DUBAI: The UAE ranks first in the Middle East and eighth globally as the most attractive market for retailers, thanks to a strong economic environment and...